Making Art
in Venice.
Since 1969.

The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice

Founded in 1969, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia is an international institution located in the heart of historic Venice. Throughout the years, the Scuola has welcomed artists and students from all over the world and has established affiliations and engaged in collaborative projects with international universities, museums, guilds, biennales.

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Study Abroad in Venice & Educational Workshops for School Groups

Study Abroad Programs

The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica is affiliated with many Italian and international institutions. We have hosted innumerable semester, as well as Summer intensive programs. Study Abroad students are offered the unique opportunity to work side by side with Italian students and resident artists from all over the world, in an environment that is both multi-cultural and multi-generational.

Educational Workshops

Our educational intensive workshops are offered to groups of students who are visiting Venice with their professors. These 60 minutes to 3-hour demonstrations and hands-on workshops focus on the history of the printed image and the printed text.

Courses and Workshops

Since 1969 the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica organizes in Venice courses and workshops in Printmaking, the Artists’ Book & Bookbinding, and Watercolor. The laboratories are spacious and luminous and equipped with ancient presses. Our faculty, the Maestri, are internationally established artists and printmakers. Our courses and workshops are attended by Italian and international participants and are open to groups, to exprienced sudents, as well beginners.

Venice Artists Residencies

Throughout the year, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia offers 1 to 12 week Studio Residencies to professional and practicing artists. Work projects are in Printmaking, Book-Arts, Drawing & Painting, Illustration and Calligraphy. Resident artists have access to the Scuola’s studios 7 days a week. The Scuola is located in the heart of Venice and is equipped for most printmaking methods, including lithography, letterpress, intaglio, and less-toxic processes.

Housing for resident artists

During their studio residency, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica offers its resident artists the unique opportunity to live and work in a historic Venetian Palazzo on the Grand Canal for periods ranging from two to four weeks. In addition to the studio facilities and print-workshop at the Scuola in Cannaregio, resident artists will also find work-space in Palazzo Dandolo, a seveteenth century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. This opportunity is offered exclusively to our resident artists.

Creative Workshops

The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice invites you to experience our three-hour workshops designed to introduce the wider public to the world of Printmaking and Bookbinding.
You will be able to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of an internationally established print-workshop, where, among ancient presses, precious papers, inks and copper plates, you will create an original work on paper.These workshops are open to beginners.